THUMB TAPE. A.K.A TEAR EAB, is an essential piece of weightlifting kit. It is rapidly becoming the go-to tape for Crossfit™ athletes because of its versatility. It’s super flexible, comfortable, easy to apply and affordable.

You can use TEAR EAB to protect your thumb and fingers for all kinds of workouts.

  • Barbell Work
  • Kettlebells
  • Rope Climbs
  • Hook Grip
  • Rings


Using the ‘hook grip’ when you’re lifting will give you greater grip strength, but is rough on your thumbs because of their position against the bar. Taping your thumbs will help protect them from blisters and keep your grip from slipping.


1. Using either 2.5CM or 5CM TEAR EAB, start at the base of your thumb and then wrap the tape fully around your thumb, covering the entire digit.

2. Tear with a quick sharp rip. Secure on the outside of your thumb and press to mould.

TIP: Apply a maximum of 2 LAYERS. You still want to feel the bar and don’t want to restrict movement.

It’s as simple as that. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact us, or follow our YOUTUBE CHANNEL for access to even more taping tips.